Having an office Downtown Montreal has it perks, and one of the main perk is that I can basically discover a new restaurant everyday. My friend Phil from Let There Be and I decided go for lunch and it was his call. He decided to bring me to Nini Meatball House located at 1752 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H3J 1M3 and at few steps before walking in, I saw the sign that says 5$ on everything! That’s when I fell in love.
You see, eating out can get expensive! I love food and could eat 5-6 times a day and the fact that I haven’t cooked a meal since October 2016 is definitely not helping my wallet so to find a place where I can basically get any plate for 5$ got my attention right away.
As soon I walked into Nini Meatball’s House, I felt at home. It’s light and minimalist, everything is pretty much white and mostly wood furnitures. It is a cozy place and a good place to go with friends. You have the choice, you could sit at the bar, high-table of two or also by the large window that gives you the perfect lighting to take pictures for Instagram!
When it comes to what to eat there, it’s quite obvious, the meatballs! You can have Veggie Balls with Coconut and Curry Sauce, Veggie Balls Spinach Basil Pesto, Tuna and Spicy Mayo, Tex Mex Tofu Balls and Jalapeno Cream, Pork Chorizo Chimchuri Sauce, Chicken with Wild Mushroom Sauce and more! Served in 3, Phil and I decided to order 5 plates and shared. The service was fast and the presentation was simple, I mean, it is just meatballs at the end of the day!
The Verdict: It was delicious, OH MY! My expectation were not that high considering that it was only 5$ a plate but the meatballs were tasty. I don’t know if you are like me but when I love a restaurant, I make sure to share my satisfaction to the owner and this is how I met Mylene, one of the new owner of Nini Meatball House. I told her that I loved the place and definitely see myself coming back (and I was not lying, I came back 2 days later with some friends!).
Looking around, I noticed that they were names on the chair and saw that there was a chair that had no name on it, I asked Mylene if she could write my name… (bold move, I know), she said yes! At this point I was so happy that I told her instead of putting my name she can write MTL Promos and I would promote her for free on MTL Promos! She actually wrote both names and I respect my part of the deal by promoting her on MTL Promos and even did a giveaway, see post here
Overall: This place is definitely a place that worth a visit, fast service, quality food and located downtown. There’s free parking around and doesn’t hurt the wallet AT ALL. Vegan and gluten free option for those that may ask. To see what else the menu has to offer, you can see it here on you can also visit their website.
P.S. This place carries the Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc which is a great white French beer!